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Aspen Music Festival and School

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Address: 225 Music School Rd, Aspen, CO 81611-8501
Phone Number: +1 970-925-9042
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Aspen Music Festival and School is the United States' premier classical...

The Aspen Music Festival and School is the United States' premier classical music festival, presenting more than 300 musical events during its eight-week summer season in Aspen. The institution draws top classical musicians from around the world to this Colorado mountain retreat for an unparalleled combination of performances and music education. Many events are free.

                   

                   

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World-class music in a large airy tent! Order tickets ahead so you get the seats of your choice. The music is wonderful!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

World-class music in a large airy tent! Order tickets ahead so you get the seats of your choice. The music is wonderful!

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philadelphia,pa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We attended multiple performances this past summer. It's very cool how world class musicians play with and mentor emerging stars. we've been longtime subscribers of the Phila orchestra for decades, so we are accustomed to the very best. but at the Aspen music festival, the names are the same but the programming is more innovative,. eg Sarah Chang playing Argentinian... More 

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Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The Aspen Music Festival and School holds periodic FREE concerts on their beautiful grounds. On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, we were treated to 55 Percussionists perform in a very unique concert. The percussionists first gathered together in what only can be described as a Yoga like exercise and then spread ut across the grounds to play a wonderfully orchestrated concert.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We saw Sharon Isbin in Harris hall on Saturday night. This was our first time at the aspen music festival and at Harris hall. We loved the small town feel of the venue. The concert itself was also excellent. One suggestion- make bottled water, wine and beer available for purchase. We will be back next year for more.

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

My husband and I sprang for the $82 seats inside the Aspen Music Festival tent, and the concert was worth every penny. We heard an unforgettable performance of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 with rising star Behzod Abduraimov at the keyboard. I was moved to tears. The second half was orchestral excerpts from Wagner's Gotterdammerung opera. What a treat, with... More 

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Arlington, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We've been hoping to come to Aspen for the summer music festival for years and finally made it. It turns out to be a real mix of great music and disappointments. Sometimes performers have an off-night, so I won't name the disappointments, but I will say that we were more impressed with the Aspen Chamber Symphony (which is mostly students)... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Attended a concert in the Benedict Music Tent. This is a beautiful venue, well planned with comfortable seating. The acoustics were wonderful and even though seated in the back, we could clearly see the stage. We are planning another trip.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

August of 2015, my wife and I went with a friend to the Aspen Music School to watch Garrison Keillor's farewell tour of the Prairie Home Companion. It was the absolute best "concert" I've ever been to. Garrison is an amazing show personality and the entertainment was top notch. We had never been to this particular venue and we were... More 

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Music festival commences last week of June or first week in july and produces concerts of classical music by symphony orchestra, as well as a variety of world-class soloists. Performances are in the Music Tent, as well as in the sub-teranian venue of Harris Concert Hall, which has near perfect accoustics. Tickets can be obtained for the entire season or... More 

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

The Aspen Music Festival and School is a unique institution where you see some of the most renowned musicians in the world with accomplished students (about 600 ) playing at their side. One of the reasons I moved here from NYC in 1972 was the Festival. It has and will continue to surpass my musical expectations. There are not enough... More 

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